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Murphy McCalley

Director - Ward 4

Murphy McCalley was appointed to the AC Transit Board of Directors on April 15, 2022, to represent Ward 4. As an East Bay native, Mr. McCalley grew up riding AC Transit buses and was encouraged by his blue-collar working parents to pursue education, which led him to change the financial picture of public transit.

With career roots in the transit industry, Mr. McCalley believes public transit is an essential ingredient to community vitality from a mobility, employment, environmental and economic standpoint. Aside from navigating the paths to obtain federal, state, and local funding, his innovative approach to financial problem-solving has benefited transit riders across the nation. As an advisor to policymakers throughout his career, Mr. McCalley appreciates the importance and gravity that policymaking brings to the community, and in his new role on the AC Transit Board of Directors, seeks to reimagine transit service in Ward 4; improve service for youth, seniors and people with disabilities; and stabilize AC Transit’s financial position to ensure future growth.

Mr. McCalley previously served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Independent Watchdog Committee and serves on the Board of Directors of the Edge Foundation. He is also an active member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland Alumni Booster Club. In addition, Mr. McCalley founded and served as Chair of the California Transit Finance Corporation (CTFC), which was formed to assist transit agencies with financing capital projects, was Chair of the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Financial Management Committee, and is a recipient of the Urban Mass Transit Administration (now the Federal Transit Administration) Administrator’s Award for Innovative Finance. Mr. McCalley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in budgeting and finance from California State University, Long Beach.

Representing: Ward 4

Term Expires: December 2026


Phone: (510) 891-7154

Fax: (510) 891-4705

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